Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell signed an unnecessary bill into law yesterday that will require women to receive an ultrasound before having an abortion. The legislature passed an amended version that did not require invasive transvaginal ultrasounds, but it still seems the new law runs counter to guidelines from the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG). As Forbes Rick Ungar points out,According to the ACOG, ultrasonography in pregnancy should be performed only when there is a valid medical indication. But the Virginia law says an ultrasound is necessary to determine the fetus gestational age not a listed reason from ACOG. Instead of leaving it up to a doctor, the state of Virginias new law now dictates what is a required procedure.<quoted text>
I disagree. For women to be FORCED to undergo an ultrasound before having an abortion, as well as the other points Jenny mentioned, IS a type of Sharia law, to me anyway.
And the repukelian "right" is making more laws that RESTRICT women's reproductive rights, which to me fits the same description.
The only reason that the original "transvaginal probe" which Gov. McDonnell proposed wasn't passed is because there was so much public outrage over it that he was forced to back down. This one isn't much better, and it's still an invasion of a woman's right to abort an unwanted pregnancy.
Virginia's Pre-Abortion Ultrasound Law Medically Unsound-Violates Guidelines of American College Of Obstetricians And Gynecologists